My favorite fashion/lifestyle magazine was Glamour when I was young and single. Shut up, it has good articles. It is really not as trashy as the cover wants you to think.
Now Cosmo, that is trashy for real. I know because I used to get Cosmo in my early 20’s when my lifestyle was significantly different than it is now. As I got older and “changed my ways”, as they say, I moved to Glamour.
I still appreciate the fashion and some of the makeup… but I can’t afford $800 shoes or $50 lipstick. And I hardly even wear lipstick anymore! My husband can’t stand the stuff. I don’t need help determining if a man wants to date or marry me.
I do still work hard to be reasonably fashionable. I only wear a tennis skirt once a week. I wear dresses and slacks. I do wear makeup and I do style my hair most days.
It is time for Glamour to go. There are 3 issues sitting in our magazine bin right now, unread and making me feel guilty. The current issues of Real Simple, Parents, and Kiwi magazines are in the bin and I actually want to read those magazines.
I have only been reading Glamour out of guilt. Maybe feeling that if I read it, I can hang onto my “cool”. That I can pretend I still need to convert my “day outfit” into a “night look”. When in fact, I spend the early evening breastfeeding an infant until she goes to sleep and then writing for a few hours before going to bed myself.
I am 33 and married with 2 babies, my friends, and there are magazines within my demographic that would serve me better. I will bid this magazine a fond farewell. There’s always Pinterest!
3 thoughts on “I guess the Glamour is over”
I knew I was officially old when Redbook became my favorite magazine. But I’ve accepted and besides, it’s pretty awesome and they feature lots of bloggers!
Hooray! I’ll burn your old copies.
LOL Wait til you are a bit older and start reading AARP magazine.
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